Six Wise County Extension Education members represented Wise County at the District 3 TEEA Conference Tuesday, April 22 in Haskell. Those attending were Dixie Range, Rosa Martinez, Feliberto Martinez, Suzy Willeford, Janice Millican, and Linda Hood. Activities focused on speakers, silent auctions, and a cultural arts contest. Nancy Robinson Masters, award winning journalist, inspired attendees to appreciate the freedom and privilege of living in the United States of America.
Gerry Galloway was honored with the Rolling Plains District 3 Texas Treasure Award. The Texas Treasure Award pays special tribute to members who have made a difference in their communities through their TEEA work. Nominated by fellow Greenwood Extension Education (EE) Club members, Gerry has been an active member of the EE Club for eleven years.
Additional highlights included, Dixie Range’s election to serve a two year term as Rolling Plains District Director elect before taking on District Director duties in 2015. She will work closely with the District Director in serving as a channel of communication between the State TEEA Board of Directors and the District.
The cultural arts contest also saw winners from Wise County. This contest strives to establish a broader understanding and awareness of arts and to envision individual growth, inspiration, and enrichment through participation in varied forms of art. Wise County winners included: Marilynn Collins-1st place with her Oopsie Daisy quilt; Anna Wattingney- 1st place with a Red Hat Scrapbook; and Gerry Galloway- 1st place with machine embroidery hooded towels. As a result of their wins, Marilynn, Anna, and Gerry will be representing Wise County at the State Cultural Arts competition in September. Receiving 2nd place with her Christmas Wreath was Janice Millican. Bobbie Ashley also participated in the Cultural Arts competition.
The mission of the Texas Extension Education Association is to work with Texas AgriLife Extension Service to strengthen and enrich families through educational programs, leadership development and community service. Membership is open to adult Wise County residents regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, disability, or nationality. You are encouraged to visit the Greenwood Extension Education Club in the community of Greenwood as they meet every fourth Friday, 11 am at the Greenwood Fire Hall.
For more information on the Texas Extension Education Association, call the Extension office at 627-3341.